Saturday, July 23, 2011

Snapshot Saturday

It's Snapshot Saturday!  I have been away for  a lot of Saturdays it seems and I've missed participating in Snapshot Saturday both by showing off a picture of mine and being able to visit other blogs and see their photos.
Snapshot Saturday is hosted by Alyce @  At Home With Books.  Stop by today and check out some great photos.....OR considering sharing one of your own!


I love poppies!  I have a huge painting of poppies right above my computer desk.  Yes, sadly I am  one of those who doesn't have a laptop yet.  The Handyman does, so in a pinch I use his.  BUT,  I get to enjoy looking at my poppy paintings while I blog, so I'm happy.

I took these pictures of poppies in a little town in Oregon. Joseph, Oregon.  We have a family cabin in Wallowa Lake, which is just a few miles away.    Joseph is the cutest little town with all kinds of shops and restaurants and museums.  It's only about a mile long (if that) with bronze statues on every corner and flower beds loaded with poppies (among other flowers).
I focused on the poppies.
With the Wallowa Mountains in the background.

Next month we will be meeting friends at the cabin.  We've invited friends from all over, but I'm most excited for my Pennsylvania friend to see the mountains, because while Pennsylvania is one of the most beautiful and greenest states ever, they don't have high mountains in the East.

(**to be fair, I live in  Nevada and Nevada is the most mountainous state in the U.S.  --I work at the Chamber of Commerce, I have to know these things--but they are not covered in pine trees and fir trees and cottonwoods.   I love our sagebrush and cactus covered mountains, but I REALLY really love pine tree covered mountains)

Besides the mountains..... maybe my friends will love these poppies too.
I did.














11 comments:

readerofthepack said...

Poppies are one of my favorite flowers. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. The mountains and the flowers help me escape from this horrid heat!

bermudaonion said...

You can see every line in the petals of the close-ups. Lovely shots!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

You will the prize today; these are spectacular!!!!!

~Jess said...

I love poppies! Beautiful pictures!

Tea said...

Never heard of Joseph, Oregon. Those Poppies are gorgeous. I luv poppies too. Isn't there a poem about poppies??

Alyce said...

I love the shots with the flowers and the mountains! We've been out to John Day, but have never made it further east to Joseph.

Vicki said...

Love them all, but especially the ones with the mountains in the back!
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Bev Hankins said...

Love the poppies with the mountains in the background!!!


Here's my Snapshot: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/07/saturday-snapshot-july-23.html

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful photos!!!

Here is my Saturday Snapshot post!

Marie said...

Beautiful shots of the poppies. I love that they "starred" in every one. Nice!

Louise said...

I love poppies too, although perhaps love lupins even more, either way all your photos are lovely. The town shots with the mountains in the background look so beautiful.

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